Constant Background – Bruce Edwards


It is with great admiration for the craft of film-making that I choose to use motion pictures as a source for my images. When watching a film the artistry can get lost in the blur of the narrative action as we get caught up in the characters and plot. Taking still images not only allows one to see and pay attention to the aspects of the shot, but also begin to see the relative similarities of all motion picture filming: the long shot, the pan, a love scene, the close up, etc. This is the language of film, but also the language of image. Images allow us to explore our own conceptual narratives.

These prints are meant to initiate an understanding and discovery of personal memory and narrative. They are also intended to expose the nature of screen-printing which employs a value scale with limited pallet. Each of these images is produced with only four colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black), a technique developed in the mid-century production of the printed media, now largely eclipsed by the small screen, computer and hand held devices. This work is nostalgic in many ways: the images come from a mid-century movie shot on film, a disappearing medium. The still is captured by camera directly from the television not through sampling of a video. The digital photo is translated with a computer into a form that can be printed by hand.





Constant Background

Bruce Edwards

May 9 – June 14, 2014